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Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for “blatant” and “premeditated” fraud

On 12 December, at Antrim Crown Court, Steven Ian Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for fraud, and 3 months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were suspended for 3 years. Nixon was also given 100 hours community service. In January 2017, we received […]

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East London security bosses sentenced for supplying unlicensed guards to Upton Park development

On Thursday 22 November, Martin Makesa (49) of Bettons Park in east London, the sole director of London Guard Security Limited, and Emily Kamau (35) from Stratford and a former company director, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court. They were found guilty of providing unlicensed security guards; an offence under the Private Security Industry Act […]

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100% Success for Moor House Security Team

Throughout the past year the Silver Fox Audit team from FM Contract Watch have carried out a series of unannounced audits to independently test the Ultimate Security team contracted to Moor House Management Services Ltd. Savills in the City of London. On 16th November, Lynda Moore, Managing Partner of FM Contract Watch presented the 2018 […]

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Changes to the ACS Standard and Self-Assessment Workbook will have an impact on the minimum score required to join The ACS Pacesetters

The SIA have published a ‘High level summary of changes to the ACS Standard and Self-Assessment Workbook’ which will be effective from April 2019. There are currently 9 sections to the Workbook, but this will be reduced to the following 7: Strategy Service Delivery Commercial Relationship Management Financial Management Resource Management People Leadership A number […]

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Approved Contractor Scheme consultation on eligibility criteria requirements launched

The Security Industry Authority has issued a draft document for consultation on the criteria to enable companies to join the Approved Contractor Scheme. Businesses must reach the following to enable them to seek approval: Be a business that supplies at least 2 licensable operatives under a contract for security industry services; Supply licensable individuals under […]

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Changes to the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme effective from 1st April 2019

The SIA (Security Industry Authority) has announced changes to the Approved Contractor Scheme which will take effect from 1st April 2019 following extensive consultation and reviews with approved contractor companies and the wider private security industry. The main changes include: More emphasis on service delivery and less on processes The Self-Assessment Workbook has been streamlined to […]

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Security Guard who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September, at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment using fraudulent documentation. He has been in custody since 15 […]

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The Professional Security Officer Magazine

This new publication the TPSO is specifically for Security Officers and Professional Front Line Security Operatives.  It is produced by dedicated and experienced Security Officers – Rollo Davies and Michael O’Sullivan. The aim of the magazine is: Keeping you up to date with news, views and security issues Helping with CPD, training and career development Networking and building contacts The ACS […]

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Door supervisor who stole identity given suspended sentence for fraud

On 3 September 2018, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August, after using a stolen identity to apply for an SIA licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door supervision licence three times since 2007. He used the details of an acquaintance, […]

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Lynda Moore speaks to TrackTik on how the Security Industry has evolved

Lynda Moore, Managing Partner, of FM Contract Watch was recently interviewed by TrackTik to discuss her views on the Security Guarding Industry having spent almost 40 years in this sector. The interview covered how the industry has evolved in terms of diversity, how the SIA and regulations have impacted procurement and professionalism as well as […]

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